RAPID CITY, S.D. (Sept. 6, 2013) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host a recognition ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in the King Center to name the basketball court in honor of former athletics coach Barb Felderman.
Former players, as well as members of the general public, are invited to recognize Felderman’s years of service, celebrate her career and dedicate the Barbara A. Felderman Floor.
Felderman coached women’s and men’s teams at the School of Mines for 32 years. During her storied tenure, she took the Lady Hardrockers to NAIA Basketball Final Four appearances in 1998 and 1999. Felderman led her teams to 10 basketball SDIC and DAC championships and nine basketball NAIA tournament appearances.
She instilled a sense of family among her players and embodied hard work, commitment and perseverance. In addition to women’s basketball, Felderman coached women’s volleyball and men’s tennis for SDSM&T.
the event in the gymnasium, M Week celebratory activities will continue with
family fun on Main Street Square at noon, M Week parade at 1:10 p.m., soccer
game against Saint Martin’s at Sioux Park at 2 p.m. and the football game
against Jamestown College at 5 p.m.
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university enrolls more than 2,400 students from 32 countries, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for 2012 graduates was $62,696 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sdsmt and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/sdsmt.